To aid the applicant in expediting its loan process the following guidance documents and forms are provided:

Engineering Contract Guidance

System Improvement Plan guidanceAttachment A-Environmental Commenting Agencies; and Attachment B-Public Hearing Requirements; SIP Amendment Guidance

Environmental Determinations:


Plans and Specifications

Bid Guidance

Construction Inspection Guidance; Daily Resident Inspector Inspection Report Form; Certification of Initiation of Operation Form 1044

Change Order/P&S amendment Guidance

Operation and Maintenance Manual Guidance, Example of O&M Manual for small system

Force Account Labor: At times it is advantageous for an entity to use its own employees instead of contracting work.  Please click on our force account link to view our guidance on eligibility and requirements. If the project uses force account labor a payment request certification form is required to be submitted on each payment request.

Green Project Reserve EPA's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Appropriation Law (Public Law 11-88) added the Green Project Reserver (GPR) requirement to all DWRLF programs.  The GPR requirement simply states that not less than 20 percent of the funds made available to each States' DWRLF be used by the State for projects to address green infrastructure, water efficiency improvments, energy efficiency improvements, or other environmentally innovative activities. Please view the following links for Ville Platte and St. Bernard GPR business cases.